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UrbanDig Project coordinates the ERASMUS+ programme “HADRiAN”

The objective of the HADRiAN programme is to develop and pilot a ‘teach-the-teacher’ toolkit in order to enable the teachers at secondary schools to convey values and knowledge with their students about cultural heritage, environment and urban development.

The project stresses the importance of the heritage waterlines, namely, the Hadrian Aqueduct (Athens), the Qanaat (Palermo) and the inner-waterways at Delfshaven neighbourhoods (Rotterdam). Specifically, the project focuses on the topic of water and cultural heritage management and the related added-values, from artistic value to social utility.

In this context, the project will provide teachers with specific tools in order to promote social values through the topic of the heritage waterlines.

The main outcome of HADRiAN will be to re-conceptualize the idea of Heritage Awareness (including cultural and environmental aspects) as a driving force to motivate students towards cooperation, community-building and social engagement. In this way, the project will support sustainable, integrated, people-based urban development.

From the 1st until the 6th of October 2019, UrbanDig Project, the 12th Gymnasium of Acharnes and hte 8th Gymnasium of Chalandri welcomed the European partners of the HADRiAN Erasmus+ program in the neighbourhoods of the Hadrian Aqueduct.

This first meeting signified the Kick-Off event of the 2-year program, as well as the first (out of five) Blended Mobility Meetings, where all partners meet with each other in order to co-develop new methodologies and co-design the educational tools.

The next meeting will take place in Rotterdam in December. Stay tuned, as we will be designing the first educational tool of the program!

The program partners are:

- Ohi Pezoume - UrbanDig Project // Athens, Greece

- STIPO // Rotterdam, The Netherlands

- CSC Danilo Dolci // Palermo, Italy

- 12th Gymnasium of Acharnes // Athens, Greece

- 1st Lyceum of Metamorphosis // Athens, Greece

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